Hitachi Fails To Shield Foreign Docs In LCD MDL

Law360, New York (February 23, 2011, 3:05 PM EST) -- A California federal judge overseeing the liquid crystal display antitrust multidistrict litigation ordered a closed review Tuesday of documents from European and Japanese investigations into allegations that Hitachi Ltd. engaged in a price-fixing conspiracy with other LCD makers.

Over objections by Hitachi, the European Commission and the Japanese Fair Trade Commission, Judge Susan Illston of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California said a special master needed to privately review the documents to determine whether they should be handed over to the direct...
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